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February 2016

Wow, we are already at the end of the first half term! For our year 11’s the pressure is building, hopefully they have devised a revision timetable and are settling into a good routine of revising. If not, it’s time to get busy.

There is also the added pressure of thinking ahead to where they might want to go come September. If they haven’t yet decided where they want to go, or what they want to do, as parents and carers we need to continue the conversations. Assisting them into looking at options and encouraging our children to attend careers events and seek advice from the schools careers adviser, Liz Osman.

An event that I recently came across that fits quite nicely with specialisms of UTC: www.reachsociety.com/pageview.php?page=careersconferenceoverview

If you have any events that would be beneficial for students to attend, please share this by forwarding the information to me at parents@tottenhamutc.co.uk and I will circulate the details to TUTC’s Parents Group. The more we share the better the choices and options available to our children. To join the Parents Group, please email me on the address above.

Thanks again to all the parents that attended our first Parents Group meeting, I will be holding another meeting next term, I hope to meet many more of you and discuss ways to support and further develop our children. There will also be an opportunity to raise any issues or concerns you may have.

Please consider becoming a Parent Governor, it is an interesting role and provides plenty of opportunities to learn and develop. If you are interested and would like to apply or find out more please contact the school on info@tottenhamutc.co.uk.

Although though it is a short break, I hope you all find a little time for rest and relaxation. We need to be strong in ourselves to be strong for our children.

Best wishes.

 

December 2015

2015 is nearly over, for some of us it has been challenging but constructive year, for others it has been a year that they cannot wait to see the back of.  Whichever category you fall into, take what you have learned this year and put that new knowledge to positive use in 2016.

Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend our first parents meeting, we had some lively discussions and spoke about topics that we had in common and those we were individually passionate about. Hopefully we will see further development and progress for our children and the wider school community; minutes of the meeting will be shared with all parents in due course.

Thank you to Mr Hindmarsh and all the staff that support the daily running of the school for their hard work and commitment to the children during the good times and the more challenging ones.

I hope you enjoy a well-earned break and take time to rest, reflect and relax.

As always we must continue to support, encourage and be positive role models for our children regardless of how challenging that maybe at times. As all we really want is for them to be the best they can be.

For all those who celebrate, I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. For everyone else happy holidays and a peaceful and restful break.

Happy New Year to you all as we look forward to a prosperous 2016.

Best wishes.

 

October 2015 

Welcome back to all the existing parents, and a warm welcome to all the brave new parents that have allowed their children to make the transition to this amazing learning environment.

Already we are at the end of the first half term. For some of our children, new year 10’s, it’s about finding their feet and settling in to a new environment and a different school life, as parents we have support them to settle and get down to business as quickly as possible.

For year 11 and over it’s about being ultra-focused and preparing for their assessments, exams and thinking about further education and study pathways.

Before we know it, our children will be looking at sixth forms, colleges or universities. It is our job to know what their aspirations are and where their skills lay, know when and where there are open evenings and be prepared to accompany them on numerous visits armed with the questions they do not yet know to ask.

It is a big step for some young people having to pick the right course or study environment especially if they don’t truly know what they want to do in the future.

A perfect opportunity to develop our own knowledge and insight as to what may be available to our children, is to accompany them to careers events such as ‘Skills London:’ http://www.skillslondon2015.co.uk/Home.aspx TUTC sponsor Tottenham Hotspur Foundation are one of the major partners of this event.

If we want the best for our children, we have to give them the best of ourselves.

Thank you to all the parents I met at the head teachers open evening who signed up to be member of the parents group.

I’m sure as parents we have a lot in common with regards to the successful education of our children. No doubt we share some of the same concerns, example: how can I further support him/her, how can I encourage more independent study, how will I know if he/she is struggling the list could go on.

All these topics and more can be discussed at the parents group meeting where we can support each other and find possible solutions.

I will be holding a parents group meeting on Thursday 26th November 2015, from 6:00pm-7:30pm. This meeting is open to all parents, if you would like to take part in this meeting and/or have an item for the agenda please email me at parents@tottenhamutc.co.uk

I also need to know number of potential attendants, so the school know how many parents to expect, to allocate the appropriate meeting space and manage the number of people on site.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Best Wishes.

 

23 July 2015

Well done parents and carers, although it may have been a struggle at times we have successfully made it with our children to the end of term.

There needs to be a short period when we breathe a big sigh of relief with a view to have some much needed rest and relaxation.

However we can’t rest too long as we need to prepare our children for the next stage of their educational journey.

There is a wealth of events and opportunities that our children and ourselves can get involved in over the summer break both close to home and further afield.

I have included a couple of links that you may find of some interest.

http://www.youthspace.haringey.gov.uk/

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation/events/

http://www.haringey.gov.uk/community-and-leisure/culture-and-entertainment/whats-haringey/holiday-fun

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Ramm-Harpley and her amazing team of staff for all their hard work and dedication (which at times must have been extremely demanding and stressful) that has led to the continuing development of our children.

I wish you all a fantastic summer and look forward to all the amazing opportunities next term may bring.

If you would like to be part of our parent’s development group, please contact me via email at parents@tottenhamutc.co.uk

Best wishes.

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